ECE 932 - Internship Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 10
Course Type: Open
Students apply skills and knowledge related to children, families and the profession in a self-selected community-based setting. Students are encouraged to identify a placement that reflects their individual interests in the field. Emphasis on professional expectations and behavior, appropriate interactions, planning, implementation and assessment and exploring multiple facets of overall program operations. Includes 150-hour work experience. Criminal background check is required.
Prerequisite: ECE 103 , ECE 133 , ECE 170 ; a C or better in ECE 243 , ECE 343 , ECE 159 and ECE 359 ; 2.5 program GPA; or instructor permission. Current CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Certification. Internship application is required the semester prior to enrollment in the course.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: ECE 215 , ECE 221 or Instructor Approval.
- Demonstrate knowledge of child development and learning
- Communicate with children in respectful and developmentally appropriate ways.
- Identify and analyze learning and developmental characteristics of each child in planning, observations, interactions, assessment and reflection.
- Recognize multiple influences on children’s development and learning.
- Use knowledge of child development to create and maintain safe, healthy environments and experiences.
- Support family and community relationship-building
- Identify strategies for respectful communication with families and children from diverse cultures, languages or abilities.
- Create opportunities for families to be engaged with their children’s development and learning.
- Identify community agencies that provide opportunities for families, children, and programs.
- Recognize the contributions families make as the child’s first and most influential teacher.
- Examine personal awareness of and responses to family diversity, including family structure, socioeconomic status, cultural, language and ability diversity.
- Practice systematic observation, documentation and other assessment strategies in partnership with families and other professionals
- Describe and analyze assessment practices used within the program.
- Use observation & assessment to develop activities and experiences for individual children, groups of children, or families.
- Use observation and assessment to document learning.
- Identify efforts to work with families or other professionals in collection and use of assessment information.
- Use personal reflection strategies to promote positive outcomes for each child.
- Use developmentally appropriate approaches, strategies and tools to positively influence children’s development and learning
- Faciliate positive social interctions between peers, adults, and children and adults.
- Maintain a schedule, routines and environment that meet young children’s needs and support opportunities for play.
- Support the development of social skills and self-regulation through the use of positive guidance strategies.
- Provide opportunities for language and communication through interactions, opportunities for play, and engaging learning experiences.
- Use a variety of teaching strategies to support each child’s learning and development, including adaptations that reflect each child’s culture, language and abilities.
- Make use of available technology to support children’s learning.
- Design, implement and evaluate meaningful curriculum
- Develop and implement plans based on developmentally and individually appropriate goals for children’s learning.
- Plan a variety of opportunities for children to explore literacy, math, science, social studies, creative arts, movement, physical motor skills, and technology.
- Plan activities and experiences that are creative, appropriate and engaging for children.
- Plan experiences that encourage exploration, comparisons, analysis, reasoning, predicting, testing, evaluating.
- Set up all available aspects of the indoor and outdoor environment.
- Incorporate children’s culture, language, and abilities in planning and implementing experiences for individual children and the group.
- Conduct self as a member of the early childhood profession
- Identify effective practices related to the program model.
- Support policies and procedures of the program.
- Manage time and priorities effectively.
- Maintain a professional appearance, attitude and behaviors, including confidentiality and respect for diverse persons, as reflected in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
- Ask questions when needed to clarify information or procedures.
- Identify and use available resources in completing assignments.
- Assess professional goals, strengths and needs.
- Use verbal and written communication that is clear, concise, and free of errors.
- Engage in continuous, collaborative learning through professional development opportunities.
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